5 reasons to love and hate Range Rover Evoque I
Range Rover cars in Russia have an extremely controversial reputation. On the one hand, any “Range” is a symbol of prestige, luxury and status of the owner. On the other…

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They scold, but admit: what Kolesa.ru readers think about Chinese cars
The past two weeks, inspired by the Shanghai Motor Show, which had 4 of our journalists, were marked by Chinese premieres and news. There were so many of them that…

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Ride or own: 5 cases when leasing is more profitable than a loan
Credit remains the key financial instrument for acquiring new cars in Russia. The main reason for its popularity is simple and clear: car owners are accustomed to "pay for their",…

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Volvo V70 3

Pro generational confusion
In some sources, this car is considered the third generation, in others – the second. Rights of any of them. The question is where to count. The very first generation was referred to as the V70 XC, and only in the second a proper name appeared – in a similar way, say, the Subaru XV. Therefore, this XC70 can be called the second and third generation. For accuracy, you can use the release years (2007-2016) or the P24 index.

The third generation XC70 came out at a time when Volvo belonged to Ford, so the basis was the Ford medium-sized EUCD platform, which the XC70 shares, including the Ford Mondeo and Land Rover Freelander 2. This slightly expands the range of available parts, but does not always benefit quality. Continue reading

American no chance of a V8
Why do we love American cars in general and SUVs in particular? Of course, for multi-liter V8 - not too powerful, voracious, meaningless, but simple, high-torque and unpretentious. The first…

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Hyundai Elantra IV used
Soplatformenniki and restyling It was the Elantra HD that at one time became a pioneer in terms of using the new J4 platform, on which Kia Ceed and Cerato will…

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Test: What suits you best, Lada XRAY Cross or Renault Sandero Stepway?
Despite the strangeness of the very concept of a front-wheel-drive hatchback, dressed in plastic "off-road" armor, this segment proved to be viable. You already had the opportunity to choose between…

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5 reasons to love and hate the Subaru Impreza III
Origins The first-generation Impreza of the 1992 model was built on a shortened platform of the Outback model, and received a wide range of atmospheric boxer engines (1.5, 1.6, 1.8…

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